Educating public on epilepsy

Educating public on epilepsy

Inaugurating the event here on Friday, Medical Education Minister Ramachandra Gowda urged the media to disseminate information about health to the public.

Speaking on the occasion, K V Muralidharan, Secretary of Indian Epilepsy Association (IEA) said, “It is vital to educate children about an important neurological disorder like epilepsy.”  Dr G T Subhas, President of the IEA said that there were a lot of misconceptions about epilepsy.

An epileptic patient can lead a normal life between seizures without any restrictions. In countries like the US and UK a person is given driving licence if he or she is free from seizures for two months. In India, people with epilepsy cannot get a driving licence, he said.

The exhibition on the thme of prevention of epilepsy is expected to reach out to school students, and increase awareness levels about epilepsy.  Documentary films on epilepsy will also be screened. The exhibition concludes on Sunday.

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